The team at El Toro Animal Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets.

Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.

Dr. Fred Saad

Dr. Fred graduated from the University of Cairo in 1972. He went to Purdue University and Oklahoma State University for his continuing Education.

Dr. Fred practiced in Nevada until moving to California in 1999. He purchased El Toro Animal Hospital in 2000 and is still practicing here. His special interests include preventive medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Fred believes all of his patients should be treated with compassion and as if they were his own.

Dr. Fred and his staff at El Toro Animal Hospital are like a tight knit family. He takes pride in his work, his employees and all of his patients.

Vivian Saad

Raffi Yotnotsian

Hi my name is Raffi and I am the Lead Technician at El Toro Animal Hospital.

I have been a technician for 19 years working first at Back Bay Animal Hospital, and then at Dove Canyon Animal Hospital.

In my spare time I like to watch soccer and hang out with my family.


Hi my name is Wendy! I love working with Dr. Fred and everyone at El Toro Animal Hospital!

I have a puppy at home named Boom Boom.

I enjoy getting to work with puppies and kitties.


Wendy - El Toro Animal Hospital - Lake Forest, CAHi, my name is Sedona! I have loved, owned, and worked with animals since I can remember, and am currently working on my Veterinary Technician/Research degree! I have a two year old Blue Heeler mix named Hula and a one year old Siamese/Ragdoll mix named Momo who keep me very busy. They love my job too!


Wendy - El Toro Animal Hospital - Lake Forest, CAMy name is Ashton, and I am a receptionist at El Toro Animal Hospital. I love pets and actually wanted to be a veterinarian growing up, so I really enjoy getting to see so many animals at work! I have a two year old cat named Luna.